Samford Vs Mercer: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – January 26, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on January 25, 2022

The Samford Bulldogs (11-8, 1-6 SoCon) will be attempting to halt a four-game losing skid when hosting the Mercer Bears (12-8, 5-2 SoCon) on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Pete Hanna Center. It will air at 8:00 PM ET. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Bulldogs’ (-116 to win on the moneyline) contest with the Bears (-105).

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of January 26, 2022 at 7:21 PM ET. Head to the table below for the latest lines for this game and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Samford Vs Mercer Betting Lines

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Mercer (+1)
Total Pick Over (145.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Samford Vs Mercer Stat Rankings

Samford Avg. (Rank) Mercer Avg. (Rank)
74.8 (103rd) Points Scored 72.2 (170th)
74.9 (312th) Points Allowed 70.4 (219th)
36.1 (158th) Rebounds 32.6 (303rd)
11.7 (77th) Off. Rebounds 8.2 (303rd)
9.9 (22nd) 3pt Made 9.3 (46th)
13.2 (192nd) Assists 15.2 (68th)
15.3 (17th) Turnovers 12.1 (218th)

Samford Vs Mercer Betting Trends

  • Samford has beaten the spread 12 times in 19 games.
  • The Bulldogs are 3-4 as 1-point favorites or more.
  • Samford has seen nine of its 19 games go over the point total.
  • In 10 games this season, Samford and its opponent have combined for more than 145.5 points.
  • The point total average for Bulldogs games this season is 148.3, 2.8 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Against the spread, Mercer is 11-7-0 this year.
  • The Bears have an ATS record of 6-2 as 1-point underdogs or greater.
  • This year, 10 of Mercer’s 20 games have hit the over.
  • Mercer games have had over 145.5 points six times this year.
  • Games involving the Bears this year have averaged 142.0 points per game, a 3.5-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.

Samford Impact Players

  • Jermaine Marshall leads the Bulldogs at 8.9 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.9 assists and 12.1 points.
  • Jaden Campbell is posting 10.5 points, 1.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.
  • Jacob Tryon puts up 5.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest, shooting 54.7% from the field.
  • Wesley Cardet Jr. is averaging 8.3 points, 0.8 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game.

Mercer Impact Players

  • Felipe Haase paces the Bears in scoring (15.5 points per game), rebounding (5.9) and assists (3.3), shooting 52.7% from the floor and 49.5% from 3-point range with 2.5 triples per game. He also averages 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • The Bears get 14.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game from Jalen Johnson.
  • James Glisson III is putting up 11.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, making 49.3% of his shots from the floor.
  • Kamar Robertson is averaging 8.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, making 35.5% of his shots from the floor.
  • Neftali Alvarez gets the Bears 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest. He also puts up 1.4 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
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